Listed among the extremely popular attractions and the most happening things to do in Kerala is Houseboat Cruising. Tourists from different parts of the world come to Kerala to enjoy the scenic beauty and serenity of its backwaters through houseboat.
Traditionally referred as Kettuvallams (Kettu – tie and Vallam – boat), houseboats in Kerala were the main mode of transportation of goods from one village to another when the modern transport methods were not developed. These Kettuvallams are made of bamboo poles and wooden boards which are tied together by coconut ropes and bamboo mats and carpets. One can plan a houseboat stay as these houseboats are well-facilitated with all basic necessities.
Kettuvallams of Kerala will take you to the untouched and unexplored corners. Cruise through the backwaters of Kerala, adore the striking passing prettiness, spot colorful birds and feel the cool breeze flowing over your face. Shutter-bugs may find some of their best frames to be captured here. And if you don’t like photography even then you just may relax and unwind yourself in the tranquil ambience. Undoubtedly, it is one of the unmatched experiences for life, one can ever have.
Houseboats in Kerala are available according to budget one can afford and facilities / luxuries one wants to enjoy. A houseboat is available in all sizes with an option of number of rooms, a deck, a kitchenette, restroom, an open lounge area and more. you are accompanied by an oarsman, a trained cook and a guide.
Some of the prime backwater destinations, you must have in your bucket-list during your trip to Kerala are- Kollam Backwaters, Ashtamudi Backwaters, Mundrothuruthu Backwaters, Alumkadavu Backwaters, Thottappally Backwaters, Mannar Backwaters, Alleppey Backwaters, Vembanad Backwaters, Kuttanad Backwaters, Kumarakom Backwaters and Fort Kochi ( Cochin) Backwaters. Plan a trip to ‘God’s own Country’, Kerala and be a part of the bustling BackwaterTourism. This surely is going to be a delightful experience.